For individuals as well as corporates, network or internet security is of prime importance. These days the possibility of information getting leaked or computer systems getting hacked is highly probable. Network security if implemented ensures that privacy of individual users is not compromised and integrity of information is maintained. By having the proper security measures it becomes possible to maintain the integrity of the infrastructure and thus manage a wide range of security hazards. To excel in this field one needs to have very good expertise in the field of computers and should have critical thinking abilities.
Postgraduate degree in computer science, information technology, computer applications or computer engineering. In some cases bachelor degree holders in the above fields are also permitted to apply. Admissions to this course are through entrance tests and interview.
For full time students it may take anywhere from 3-6 years. For normal graduates the duration will be more.